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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

You left out too muc: Where do you live? Are you sure of the cause of this? "Poison Oak" is in western US. The rash is an allergic reaction. It would be unusual for it to be confined to the area described and unusual to be the same on both sides. Eczema is common behind the knees. The duration depends on the diagnosis, 4 weeks after contact with a plant, much longer if eczema. Both respond to prescription cortisones. ...Read more

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11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year. "Hurts behind kneecap". No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury. Softball&cheer?

11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year.  "Hurts behind kneecap".  No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury.  Softball&cheer?

Not uncommon: Patellofemoral pain is not uncommon in young athletic children. Likely related to repetitive use from jumping, etc. Manage based on symptoms as you are. Avoid activities that make it worse. Warm up well. Stretch. Stretch again after activities ...Read more

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I fell on my knee at the rollerskating rink 2 weeks ago. I keep ice on every night. It feels like a squishy ball on my kneecap and it's red and hot?

I fell on my knee at the rollerskating rink 2 weeks ago. I keep ice on every night. It feels like a squishy ball on my kneecap and it's red and hot?

This is fluid or-: -blood in the pre patellar bursa. @ 40 2 things need 2B ruled out. 1=infection, especially if there was an abrasion or cut involved. 2=gout, which is the great impersonator. Looks like infection but treatment is completely different. Get in 2 C Ur orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Have small rash on kneecap that looks like petechia. Feel well, look normal. In absence other symptoms, how likely is this cirrhosis? Worried. Thanks.

Have small rash on kneecap that looks like petechia. Feel well, look normal. In absence other symptoms, how likely is this cirrhosis? Worried. Thanks.

Blood test: In absence of any medications or other symptoms, it could be something very minor to something that may be associated with infection, inflammation, low platelet count or a nutritional deficiency of either vitamin C or K. Without seeing or examining the rash its hard to tell. Best bet is to get it seen and consider a blood test to rule out potential causes. ...Read more

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10yr old daughter has lump near her kneecap. It feels soft and mobile. Slightly red , hurts when she bends it and when it's pushed on . Ideas?

10yr old daughter has lump near her kneecap.  It feels soft and mobile.  Slightly red , hurts when she bends it and when it's pushed on .  Ideas?

Most common lumps --: Lipomas or Ganglion cyst. They can be confirmed with an Exam. MRI is quite helpful in making the Diagnosis. Other possibilities would be a low grade infection, or bleeding in to a cyst, which makes these painful and tender. FB (foreign body) like a glass piece or a thorn prick, needle, toothpick etc can all be responsible for it. Have her see the PCP and maybe an Orthopedist in your area. ...Read more

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

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What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

Breast rash: It could be several conditions for a proper evaluation you will need an exam by your physician. Some possibilities including, but not limited to could be anything form a heat rash to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries , consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula,substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more